We provide a variety of massage therapy treatments. We will explain first what massage therapy is and its benefits. Second, we will give a brief description of all the different massage treatments that we offer.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is possibly the oldest form of medical treatment. It can help ease aches and pains, relax the muscles, relieve stress, improve circulation and nutrition of the body’s tissues, harmonize the internal organs, and calm the mind and spirit.
Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage therapy can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain.
- Improving joint mobility.
- Improving circulation.
- Improving lymphatic drainage.
- Reducing muscular tension.
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:
- Anxiety and depression Asthma and Emphysema
- Back, leg, and neck pain Cancer symptoms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain) Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- Dislocations Fibromyalgia
- Fractures and edema Gastrointestinal disorders
- Headaches Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
- Insomnia Kyphosis and Scoliosis
- Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease
- Muscle tension and spasm Palliative care
- Post-surgical rehabilitation Pregnancy and labour support
- Sports injuries Strains and sprains
- Stress and stress related conditions Stroke
- Tendinitis Whiplash
We provide an integration a variety of massage treatments depending on the needs of the client.
Each therapist has a different background and repertoire of techniques to bring in a session.
Book this treatment when you are not sure what would be the best approach to take in your case or when you would like to have a general massage treatment that has a bit of everything. You can always discuss with your therapist what would be the best for you. Read more
deep tissue massage
Book this treatment when you would like to have deep work done in you muscles and access deeper tissues. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Read more
Book this treatment when your levels of stress are high and you need to relax and be grounded. Sometimes people have the notion that relaxation massage in not therapeutic and it does not do much. Quite the contrary, it is an excellent therapeutic tool. The state of relaxation and enhanced self-awareness that is achieved after a session has far-reaching benefits that have a positive impact on all areas of your health and your life. Read more
You probably know when to book this treatment. We recommend you come to see us after the first trimester of pregnancy. Our prenatal massage provides a nurturing touch that promotes relaxation and emotional support. Read more
Book this treatment if you are an athlete or do a lot of exercise and you are experiencing pains related to that. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Read more
massage therapy with cupping
We augment massage with a modified version of “cupping therapy,” an ancient technique with powerful results that has been used extensively in Chinese medicine for several thousand years. Book this treatment to experience this deep treatment. Read more
Book this treatment for you and your partner on an anniversary, a special birthday, or just because you want to connect in this way. This treatment takes place in a room lighted with candles and very soothing music. The two therapists work in a coordinated way so that you and your partners are able to stay tuned to each other. Read more
Some people used to call this treatment “yoga for lazy people”. Thai massage is an ancient system of bodywork involving a complex sequence of pressing, stretching, twisting and joint manipulations to relax and work the whole body. Read more
hawaiian lomi-lomi massage
Book this treatment if you would like to have a unique and exquisite experience. Lomi lomi works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing and rhythmic motion using forearms and arms, nurturing the body and enabling the recipient to relax, give in and simply be. Read more
lymphatic drainage massage
Lymphatic Drainage combines timing, pressure and direction to stimulate lymphatic circulation and unleash the body’s natural ability to rejuvenate and resist stress. Read more
If you are ready to make an appointment for massage therapy treatment please follow these simple steps:
- call (780) 432-4803 to talk to someone or book online
- please try not to drink coffee at least one hour before your session
- please try to come to your appointment with an empty stomach or at least one hour after eating
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“Frank was excellent massage therapist. 1. 5 hour massage seemed too short!”
“If you are looking to be treated well from beginning to end, I recommend you visit Integrated Therapies. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. I have had Acupuncture and massage with Mariano. He is a master of his art! During each of my many appointments over the past few years, I have felt that Mariano has heard my concerns and has put both his heart and great expertise into his treatments. I always feel much better after a visit to Mariano. I have also seen Frank for massage. I feel very comfortable asking for what I want with Frank – more or less pressure, for example, and I find Frank to be very responsive. As with Mariano, each time I have seen Frank I have left feeling well taken-care of and relaxed. And Kim at the front desk is absolutely lovely! She is so very friendly as well as efficient at what she does. It is always nice to come in and have Kim greet me! Going to Integrated Therapies is a gift I am grateful that I give to myself!”
“I went to see Frank deeply annoyed by my neck and shoulder pain. I was so glad to be able to perform a shoulder check without grumbling along my way home! It was not my first time visiting Integrated Therapies and I have always been impressed by their professional knowledge, genuine care and integration of such a variety to treat people holistically. It is a gem you shouldn’t miss.”
“Integrated Therapies is a glorious little oasis of wellness. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. I’ve been seeing Mariano for a number of years for acupuncture and massage, and he keeps me balanced and well. His acupuncture treatments control my irregular heartbeat so I don’t have to take stupefying betablockers, and he also keeps a couple of other chronic conditions well-mediated without medication. I take individual yoga lessons with Sole, who is an exceptional teacher – gentle and encouraging and patient. I’m not exactly athletic but she adapts to accommodate whatever challenges I’m facing, and coordinates with Mariano to support his treatments. I feel so wrap-around cared for by these lovely people.”
“I am so grateful to have found Frank Lai for therapeutic massage. I’ve been several times now with a few different concerns and Frank seems to intuitively know the right pressure to use and has a great blend of strength and gentleness. He is quiet and kind. Lovely house setting and I am particularly impressed with the website and the ability to book on-line. Thank you Frank and Integrated Therapies.”
“I’ve been to Integrated Therapies a couple of times now for a massage and it has been a great experience. I love the building and the location is perfect for me. Online booking is very important to me and this combined with the great reviews are why I selected here for a massage. I booked with Frank and I felt comfortable discussing the issues I am having with my back. He listened to me and tailored my massage to relieve the pain I am experiencing. I will continue to come here for massage and potentially some of the other services they offer.”